The ol’ third-person professional bio:

Erin Kissane has been writing, editing bodies of knowledge, and nurturing communities online for 20 years. In early 2020, she co-founded and co-led the COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic, a crisis public health data project that organized the efforts of hundreds of volunteers to assemble the cleanest, most thorough, and most accessible dataset on the pandemic in the United States.

Before that, she built inter-organizational connections and connections between newsroom technology, design, and data teams for OpenNews, an organization launched from the Knight Foundation and Mozilla Foundation.

As an editorial strategist, Erin has worked independently and within studios including HUGE, Happy Cog, and Brain Traffic to lead content work for clients like the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Brookhaven National Laboratories, W.W. Norton, and Thompson-Reuters. She wrote The Elements of Content Strategy, a handbook for online editorial practitioners (now freely readable online), and served as co-editor of Contents and editor-in-chief of A List Apart.

She remains ungovernably curious and devoted to humane practice at every scale.


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